The warrior-hero kami who according to the Nihongi was sent with a companion Futsu-nushi-no-kami to destroy the malignant kami and pacify the 'central land of reed-plains' before it was taken over by the heavenly kami. Take-mika-zuchi is enshrined at the Kashima jingu, Chiba, and Futsu-nushi (as Iwai-nushi-no-kami) at the nearby Katori jingu, Ibaraki. Both kami are widely worshipped throughout Japan.

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  • Kashima jingu —    A major shrine in Ibaraki prefecture, traditionally twinned with the Katori jingu and one of the earliest jinguji (shrine temple complexes). It is dedicated to the warrior kami Take mika zuchi who according to the Kojiki toured Japan putting… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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